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What is Polyunsaturated Fat? The Truth About This “Healthy” Fat

What is Polyunsaturated Fat? The Truth About This “Healthy” Fat

Most of our fat intake comes from three types of fatty acids: polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated. Each one has unique properties that interact with our bodies in different ways.Polyunsaturated fats, in particular, sparked the first investigations into how certain fats may be essential for optimal health, growth, and development. This led to the discovery of omega-6s, omega-3s, and what we now know as "essential fatty acids" —  which are all polyunsaturated fats.Despite the ...

What is Monounsaturated Fat? Everything You Need to Know About This Healthy Fat

What is Monounsaturated Fat? Everything You Need to Know About This Healthy Fat

Of the four types of dietary fat, monounsaturated fat is the only one that isn’t riddled with controversy. Just one search for “healthy fat” will yield thousands of articles recommending the consumption of foods that are high in monounsaturated fats.Regardless of the diet or the person, it seems that this fatty acid is unanimously crowned as being healthy. The same cannot be said for other naturally occurring fats like saturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, which both have research backing ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Heart Disease

The Ketogenic Diet and Heart Disease

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease (which is also commonly referred to as heart disease) is the leading cause of death globally.On the surface, this sounds like a dreadful omen for humanity, but there is some sweetness to this bitter news once we realize that heart disease is preventable and, in some cases, reversible.What is Heart Disease?Heart diseases are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. In general, they fall into these ...

Zero Carb Food List that Keeps Keto and Ketosis Simple

Zero Carb Food List that Keeps Keto and Ketosis Simple

Keeping carbs low is the key to keto diet success. When carb intake is too high, we simply cannot enter ketosis and experience the unique benefits of keto.However, this doesn’t mean that you have to rigidly track your carb intake at all times. In fact, many keto dieters are able to stay in ketosis by using one simple strategy: Eating mostly keto-friendly foods that have little to no net carbs (i.e., digestible carbs that reduce ketone production).Although it may seem like carbs are ...

5 Simple Keto Diet Hacks for Sustainable Weight Loss

5 Simple Keto Diet Hacks for Sustainable Weight Loss

The strategies for losing weight are endless. A quick search for weight loss info will yield thousands of options, from fasting to fad diets to keto diet plans.Each fat loss approach can cause the numbers on the scale to plummet, but how will you prevent them from going back up in the long run?Most of us will start strong on our new diet plan when hope and motivation are running the show. A few months later, however, the struggles begin to accumulate until no amount of willpower can keep ...

Keto Diet vs. Atkins Diet: What’s the Difference?

Keto Diet vs. Atkins Diet: What’s the Difference?

The ketogenic diet and the Atkins diet have both helped thousands of people achieve incredible fat loss results and improve health. However, there is much controversy surrounding which approach is best for weight loss, how healthy they are, and how they work.Both diets focus on restricting carbs to lose fat, but the Atkins diet approaches this from a different angle than the keto diet. The hallmark (and benchmark) of the keto diet is sustaining nutritional ketosis, while the Atkins diet ...

How to Maintain Long-Term Keto Weight Loss Results for Life

How to Maintain Long-Term Keto Weight Loss Results for Life

The keto diet is widely known as one of the most successful dietary strategies for rapid weight loss. After browsing through keto weight loss success stories, you’ll quickly be convinced that keto may be the diet for you.50 pounds, 80 pounds, and even over 100 pounds have all been lost with this simple dietary change, and there is plenty of free information, meal plans, and recipes that’ll help you do the same – in the short-term.However, the guidance available for long-term keto dieting ...

Top 10 Worst Keto Diet Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Top 10 Worst Keto Diet Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Nutrition is arguably one of the most complex topics known to man. The science behind it is so intricate that even the most experienced health/nutrition experts, medical professionals, and researchers can have widely differing beliefs on the same topic – beliefs that may all be right to some extent.The keto diet provides us with the perfect example of how so many people can interpret the same thing in completely different ways, leading to endless amounts of confusion and debate. Even a ...

Low Carb vs. Keto Diet: What’s the Difference?

Low Carb vs. Keto Diet: What’s the Difference?

Low carb diets have been rising in popularity with no signs of dropping off. This is not surprising when you consider the success of thousands and thousands of low carb dieters who have rapidly lost weight and kept it off while improving their overall health at the same time.Even the current literature supports the effectiveness of low carb diets for weight loss and health improvement. Furthermore, many studies also show that carb restriction can be used to aid the treatment of conditions ...

Foods to Avoid on a Ketogenic Diet: What is Keto-friendly?

Foods to Avoid on a Ketogenic Diet: What is Keto-friendly?

“Is this keto-friendly?”“Can I eat this on keto?"Questions like these are asked on keto diet forums and Facebook groups multiple times a day without a definitive answer. The line between what we should eat and avoid to sustain ketosis gets blurred after we cut out the obvious high-carb foods.To truly figure out what is keto-friendly and what we shouldn’t eat on keto, we must have: (1) a general understanding of foods that are keto-friendly and foods that will almost always kick us ...